I read this article in the LA Times about Lights Out SF, an event started by Nick Tyler to build energy convservation awareness. From the website:
Lights Out San Francisco is a citywide energy conservation event on Oct. 20, 2007. On this night, we invite the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour.
It’s a San Francisco initiative, but there’s no reason why everyone can’t participate. Put it in your calendars, take a break from work, and go for an evening stroll. Nick Tyler sums it up best with this quote:
“If we don’t do something, by 2050, all the polar bears will be gone. That’s where Santa Claus lives, man. That’s a bummer.”